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    Default when we use plural or singular form for currencies ?

    hi

    do we say
    ex
    my glasses coast me 200 dollars

    or it cost me 200 dollar

    when we use plural and singular with currencies ?

    many thanks

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    Default Re: when we use plural or singular form for currencies ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed_harbi View Post
    hi

    do we say
    ex
    My glasses cost me 200 dollars.

    or it cost me 200 dollar

    when we use plural and singular with currencies ?

    many thanks
    'Glasses' is plural and so is 'dollars'.

    Try to write in proper English while you're here. You'll learn quicker.

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    Default Re: when we use plural or singular form for currencies ?

    Thank you for your help

    Is there a rule for it ?

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    Default Re: when we use plural or singular form for currencies ?

    I'm not sure what you mean by a rule for it. Countable nouns are plural when there is more than one of them.

    One dollar = singular
    200 dollars = plural

    However, not all currencies take an "s" at the end to indicate the plural. Most of them do take the plural "s".


    Remember the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: when we use plural or singular form for currencies ?

    Yes countable nouns are plural when there is more than one of them, but some people for example say:

    50 dollar, 99 cent.
    Is it grammatically correct or not?

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    Default Re: when we use plural or singular form for currencies ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed_harbi View Post
    Yes countable nouns are plural when there is more than one of them, but some people for example say:

    50 dollar, 99 cent.
    Is it grammatically correct or not?
    It's correct in this kind of construction:

    That's a 50-dollar suit.
    I bought a 99-cent candy bar.

    It's not correct if it were used in:

    I paid 50 dollars for that suit.
    I paid 99 cents for a candy bar.

    In those cases, you need the plural.
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    Default Re: when we use plural or singular form for currencies ?

    Thank you a lot it helped.
    I heard if is it an adjective we use singular like the first tow examples you mentioned, am I right?

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    Default Re: when we use plural or singular form for currencies ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed_harbi View Post
    Thank you a lot it helped.
    I heard if is it an adjective we use singular like the first tow examples you mentioned, am I right?
    Yes, "fifty-dollar" in "a fifty-dollar suit" is an adjective.

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    Default Re: when we use plural or singular form for currencies ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    However, not all currencies take an "s" at the end to indicate the plural.
    A few of those that come to mind are yen, baht, krone, renminbi and yuan.

    Rover

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